GeoFile 2012-02: Rare Metal-bearing Deposits in British Columbia with Selected Examples
Mineral Exploration Roundup 2012 Poster
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More than 100 RM occurrences are reported in BC. This compilation may serve as a starting point for those considering RM exploration programs in BC. There is uncertainty in the classification of some occurrences due to the scarcity of available information or the unusual nature of particular occurrences. The economic significance of many of these occurrences is poorly known because the size, shape, depth, grade, composition and orientation are not well defined. Based on currently available information, carbonatite-/syenite-related deposits are the most promising for the recovery of RMs, especially Nb and REE.
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